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Police station in Aurangabad holds English classes for kids from slums – education

Transcending its duty to maintain law and order, a police station in the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, has been conducting English classes for slum children at its facilities.

As part of a community policing program, the Pundalik Nagar police station has started English classes for children from nearby slums over a 15-day period with the help of a teacher, an official told PTI.

Three days have passed since classes began and 14 children are attending them, he said.

“Children are unable to attend schools due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and many do not have facilities to attend online classes. Given the scenario, we decided to organize English and math tutorials, ”said Assistant Police Inspector Ghanshyam Sonawane.

Classes started for 14 high school students, of whom six had not even attended online classes during the shutdown, the official said.

SP Jawalkar, the retired principal of a local school, volunteered to be part of the project and has been teaching the classes for free, he said.

Classes are held in accordance with COVID-19 security protocol maintaining social distancing, keeping masks and disinfectants on hand, the official said.

Currently, classes are held for an hour and a half every day on the roof of the police station, he added.

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